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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Cult of Aerotek - The Story of a Misguided Contest Hitting Recruiter

    Mar 6, 2014 - Professional Recruiter in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Let me begin with this - this is a great entry-level job. They will give you tools, the resources and trained mentors to help you grow in aspects of customer service, recruiting and business acumen. However, it is after 6 months to a year that you must figure if you are cut out to be a salesperson at this company. If you are not, leave because you can find a better paying job with much less stress that'll provide you with more professional development. One of the pros here is that you don't need to be the hardest worker or the best performer to gain entrance into sales. The company cult[ure] - raw and to the point - is that perception trumps performance. This means showing you can sell the company internally and with flair is your key in getting into with the big boys.

    Cons

    The biggest con is a lack of control. The difference between having a manager who brings in good business and a manager who doesn't bring good business is the discrepancy betwixt a 50k and a 100k salary. I have seen recruiters work on job orders worth pennies in commission or positions that don't close. When job orders go awry, the recruiters are the ones to blame. It surprises me that many managers don't even understand the company cultures that they are staffing for and this makes it very difficult for recruiters to perform efficiently. Because your manager is the one interfacing with the client, your recruiting efforts is highly impacted by how well your manager understands the client and the relationship your manager has with the client. This makes it hard for the recruiter to grow personally because there is so much conflict of interest. If you want a recruiting gig that is devoid of all of these loose variables, just find a corporate recruiting gig. You can make more money under a lot less stress while actually developing recruiting skills. In terms of promotions, the con is that you can be the best recruiter in the office and still not be deemed promotion-eligible. You not only need to walk the walk, you gotta talk the talk. Whether this aligns with your own self-values is something you have to decide for yourself sooner rather than later.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good Company

    May 10, 2022 - Controls Engineer in Kankakee, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice pros with this company

    Cons

    No cons with this comapny

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Recruiter

    Oct 30, 2015 - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great training, great entry level opportunity to get into recruiting and sales. If you are successful you will make more here than about anywhere else. Performing Recruiters are making $55k-$75k. Great Recruiters are making $100k+. Every large office has salespeople making $200k-$400k. Culture is 100% committed and generally cool type-A's you would want to have a beer with. The skills, drive, and sense of urgency you learn at Aerotek serve you well anywhere you may go later.

    Cons

    If you are just looking for a low-commitment 8-5 job while posting on social media about where you are partying that night...you will not like Aerotek. Success requires an all in approach both in work ethic and active support of the culture. That is not for everyone. There are Political Science grads 3 years out of college making $200k+, but there is a price to be paid. All the tough work comes first. If you are not up for the level of work and commitment, Aerotek is not for you. If you are, none of this is really a "con" As far a real cons go, the benefits are only OK, and finding work/life balance is pretty difficult.

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